A federal judge decided Tuesday to keep records related to the controversial Boston College Belfast Project case under seal, saying they relate to an ongoing criminal investigation in Northern Ireland.
The decision was, in part, a response to a request by NBC News to unseal transcripts of the controversial project, which has made international headlines.
US District Judge William G. Young said he did not have most of the transcripts in his possession. He had only reviewed copies of them and then returned them to BC.
He refused to unseal the few transcripts that he did have, but he agreed to turn over other records that had been sealed. Those records mostly consisted of legal arguments.
“There is nothing there that comes from Boston College,” the judge said. “There’s been no Boston College papers in the court files which the court even contemplates unsealing.”
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